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Fall Charcuterie Board | A Breakfast Charcuterie

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A simple recipe and show-and-tell on how to make a Fall Charcuterie Board, perfect for fall breakfast and brunch get-togethers. All of the best fall flavors, with ideas, suggestions and variations to assemble your own brunch charcuterie boards.

You are going to love this scrumptious, fall grazing board, loaded with delicious, enticing and good-for-you nibbles perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch, or a chilly fall weekend.

I was provided free product from Melissa’s Produce and Nairn’s to make this delectable breakfast charcuterie; however as always, the opinions are entirely my own!

I am thrilled to be a part of Fall Flavors week and will be bringing you a new fall inspired recipe each day this week; be sure and check all of my posts this week; Panera Autumn Squash Soup, Gluten-Free Apple Pie, Graham Cracker Crumble and this scrumptious Pear Bundt Cake.

Epic Brunch Charcuterie Boards

My friends, as we enter into the crisp, cool months of fall; we enter the season for gatherings large and small. Adjust this fall charcuterie board as needed and invite some friends and family over for great conversation and eats.

Charcuterie Boards are so popular now, and why not, it’s a nibblers dream! A variety of goodies that are sweet, savory and everything in between is sure to please everyone sitting down to breakfast.

Inspired by a breakfast charcuterie I put together for brunch last Thanksgiving; as the family woke up, they could grab a plate full of goodness when they were ready!

A plate filled with delicious pumpkin yogurt, cinnamon scones, cheese and crackers, grapes and other nibbles from the fall charcuterie breakfast board.

Ingredients & Suggestions

The recipe card at the end of the post has all of the suggested ingredients, recipes and details to make your own Thanksgiving charcuterie board.

Fall Charcuterie Board ingredients shot labeled.
  • Trail Mix | A hearty, seasonal trail mix is perfect for a healthier, protein-packed nibble.
  • Gluten-Free Snack | These delicious Clean Snax from Melissa’s Produce are loaded with seasonal spices, packed with protein and gluten-free too!
  • Sweet Cheese & Crackers | I opted for this sweet, creamy blueberry goat cheese from Trader Joe’s, went perfect with Nairn’s Gluten-Free Oat Crackers.
  • Chocolate | You have to have something chocolate on your board! I chose a healthier pomegranate dark chocolates, Acai and blueberry would also be delicious.
  • Pumpkin Yogurt | Purchase or make your own delicious Pumpkin Swirl Yogurt, I made these ahead of time! Delicious with Pecan Praline Granola!
  • Scones | Oh yes please! I made Cinnamon Crunch scones, but Pumpkin scones would also be amazing! Or feel free to purchase a mini baked treat!
  • Fresh Fruit | Melissa’s sent me these sweet red Moscato grapes and I added fresh raspberries, Mandarin oranges and some green grapes as well.
  • Cheese Straws | I purchased Trader Joe’s CheeseSticks to add height, crunch and well, yum!
  • Cinnamon Cashews | These are Whole Foods brand, cinnamon wrapped cashews, delicious and healthy! But these would be yummy too!
  • Large Charcuterie Board* | Be creative, you might even have something around the house you can use, tray’s, cutting boards; you can even cover your table or counter with plastic wrap and then line with butcher paper if you don’t have a board. I love this large Magnolia Wooden Tray from Target.

TFC PRO TIP | Make sure your board is food safe, if not, you can still use it, but I do suggest lining it with butcher paper or parchment paper.

Shot of brands and speciality items for the Fall Charcuterie Board.

Instructions

STEP 1 | Prep and Wash all ingredients going onto board

Start by gathering small and medium bowls, and place your mixes, nuts, candies, and loose nibbles into bowls and jars.

Wash fruit, and allow to sit for a few minutes on some paper towels to absorb the water. Remove cheese from fridge about 20 minutes before serving, since this will give it time to soften.

Step 2 | Assemble Breakfast Charcuterie

Watch the video on how to make this easy brunch charcuterie boards!

  • If using a board or tray, make sure it is food safe (it should say on the bottom of the board); if not, or for easy clean up line with parchment or butcher paper.
  • Lay down some non-toxic leaves, to add a seasonal look — I purchased mine from our grocery florist.
  • Start from the center, working your way outward. I used the granola to anchor the center of the board and then surrounded the bowl with jars of yogurt.
  • Place the cheese log and crackers and don’t forget a cheese spreader.
  • Add any larger objects (cheese straws, oranges, scones, cookies, etc)
  • Tuck in small bowls filled with nuts, chocolates, fruit and other nibbles.
  • Use grapes and raspberries to fill in any gaps.
Process shot of fall charcuterie board layered with butcher paper and non-toxic leaves.

Substitutions

Use items that your friends and family will eat! This board is primarily gluten-free as our extended family has quite a few gluten-free eaters.

Equipment

Storage Tips

Assemble this breakfast charcuterie about 20 minutes before serving, it will be fine at room temperature for about 1-2 hours.

Make Ahead Tips

Use items to hold the places of things such as the yogurt and other refrigerated items. Cover the entire board with plastic wrap so it doesn’t get stale. Add your refrigerated items once ready to serve.

Fall Charcuterie Board with image of right half of board, highlighting the granola, oranges and fruit, trail mix and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does charcuterie mean?

A French word; charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and meat products. A charcuterie board is an assortment of meats, cheeses, artisan breads, olives, fruit, and nuts, all artfully arranged on a serving board. However; as we know, you can place anything and everything making fun, themed and unique grazing platter boards.

What should be on a charcuterie board?

Typically, it’s cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, sturdy crackers and olives. But as my tag line reads “Make it Yours!” Truly, you make the fall charcuterie board what you want it to be!

TFC PRO TIP | There is no right or wrong way to assemble a charcuterie board, there is no right or wrong items to put on a grazing board. This will be delicious using brands, products, fruits, cheese, crackers that you enjoy! These are simply suggestions to take some of the guess work out of it!

Be sure to tag me #thefreshcooky on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram if you make one!

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Breakfast Board

A brunch charcuterie board would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning. Whip it up before you get the turkey in the oven, then as people come downstairs breakfast is ready and you can relax and enjoy a steaming chai latte!

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12 Comments

  1. Love this idea for a Fall grazing board! I’m going to include some homemade apple butter too, I think! And I’m so in love with those pumpkin yogurt cups!